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Samuel Kim, Brave Entertainment Settle Dispute Over K-pop Idol's Contract

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Samuel Kim and his former agency, Brave Entertainment, formally reached an agreement following their years-long legal battle.

In 2019, Samuel Kim expressed his desire to promote as an independent artist. It means that he wanted to do all his activities without the help and supervision of his then-agency, Brave Entertainment.

When he left the company at that time, the label warned it would file a lawsuit against the young idol since the termination of the contract was not successful. Brave Entertainment then alleged that he caused a breach of trust.

Their most recent showdown, which was held in November, saw Samuel Kim’s victory as the Seoul Central District Court dismissed the agency’s lawsuit for damages. The company pledged to file an appeal after the dismissal, but things seemingly took a wild turn now.

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Samuel Kim, Brave Entertainment Settle Things

On Thursday, months after Brave Entertainment shared its plans to file an appeal, the agency revealed it would no longer do so as they had already reached an amicable agreement with the idol.

They shared the development in a new statement. However, they did not detail how they reached the pact or if they paid Samuel Kim to end the issues already.

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“In November, we expressed regret over the judgment of the first trial of the exclusive contract with Samuel and expressed our intention to appeal. However, after talking with Samuel for a long time, we decided to end the misunderstandings and reach an amicable settlement,” the statement continued.

Following their legal battle, Samuel Kim and Brave Entertainment agreed to support each other in their future endeavors, although they are no longer connected.

Samuel Kim Celebrates New Phase With New Instagram Post

Meanwhile, Samuel Kim gave his fans a new selfie alongside a heartfelt caption to share what he had been through in the past three years. Per the K-pop idol, both parties learned a lot throughout the court proceedings, and he took his time to thank his fandom, who supported and waited for him during his hiatus.

Now that he is totally free from Brave Entertainment, he promised to come back sooner to offer his fans new songs and performances.

Samuel Kim has not released a new album since his 2018 repackaged project with Zhou Zhennan.

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